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Some info on lesser-known services that might be useful! .

I just thought I would quickly highlight a few services that are available to students, that you might not know about...

The first is a new initiative called the 'Listening Post' - this is a drop-in session on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, between 11 and 2.  If you are feeling a bit anxious, homesick, stressed etc., it is an opportunity to go along and have a chat with a volunteer from outside of the university.  They cannot offer counselling but can signpost you to other services that might be able to help you...sometimes just talking to someone can make all the difference!  You can find the Listening Post in the library, in the secluded seating area just past the Gateway desk.

The second is an online resource, called the Autism & Uni toolkit; although mainly aimed at students on the autistic spectrum there are several sections that could be useful for any student, such as 'Coping with stress', 'How to survive assessments', 'Working in groups' etc.  The toolkit can be accessed HERE

And if you are feeling stressed and just need a few minutes peace and quiet, there are relaxation sessions on a Tuesday, 13:00 to 13:30, in Lecture Theatre 1 - no need to book, just turn up!